Women shooters on target at Asian Games
Along with a bronze from the men's quick-fire pistol team on Sunday, the medal tally from the shooting events were much better than initial expectations, according to head of
The Vietnamese women's team, which includes Nguyen Thi Thu Hang and Do Thu Tra, scored an accumulated 1064 points, a mere 19 points behind gold medalists
Ha scored 190 in the slow moving discipline and 178 in the fast for a combined 368, which was 18 points behind gold medalist Xu Xuan, the only Chinese woman to take part in the event. Kazkhastan's Natalya Gurova was 15 points behind to take the individual silver.
Hang earned 352 points to rank 5th overall, while Tra managed 344 to place 7th. They were both a step behind
Vietnamese champion Luong Chi Dung and Do Hoang Quan defeated the
Nguyen Thanh Long also clinched a spot in the sweet 16 after defeating Al Obaidli Mihanaa of the host nation in three sets (100-33,100-43,100-46) in the men's English billiards singles.
In Sepak Takraw, the women's team reached-the semi-finals after a 2-1 victory over
Grand Master (GM) Dao Thien Hai took home a silver medal in the men's rapid Swiss competition for
Another Vietnamese GM, Nguyen Anh Dung, drew with Iranian Ehsan Moradiabadi yesterday. Dung now has 4.5 points after seven rounds.
Women's GM Nguyen Thi Thanh An suffered a loss to Mongolian GM Munguntuul Batkhuyag, to remain at four points in the rapid Swiss competition.
Southeast Asian Games 100m breaststroke gold medallist Nguyen Huu Viet did not perform well in the men's 50m breaststroke qualifiers on Sunday, finishing 5th out of seven in 30.20 seconds, 1.44 seconds behind Japanese winner Sakimoto Hirasima.
The women's volleyball team suffered their second straight defeat, losing to Chinese Taipej despite taking the first set 25-23. The Taiwanese took the next three sets 25-18,25-15,25-14.
Top cycling hopes Dang Trung Hieu and Mai Cong Hieu also performed poorly in the men's road race on Sunday. Trung Hieu finished 22nd out of 30, while Southeast Asian Games medallist Cong Hieu did not complete the race.